The Australian media on Saturday slammed the Indian cricket team for its "disgraceful lack of fight" in the 4-0 Test series whitewash by Australia and compared the gait of the visiting batting greats returning to the dressing room to a "flag at half-mast".
"India's lack of fight has been disgraceful but Australia's bowling has been as remarkable as the batting of Michael Clarke and the revival of Ricky Ponting," a write-up in 'Daily Telegraph' said .
"Who in their wildest dreams could have imagined this inconsistent team in such a state of transition would completely demolish one of the most credentialed batting line-ups ever assembled?" it asked.
"It was an utterly dominant performance from the home team, with the result never really in doubt. While Australia continued its steady march back up the world rankings, India took another serious hit and strengthened its reputation as a flaky easybeat on foreign soil," it said.
A write-up in 'The Australian' caricatured the Indian batsmen returning to the pavillion after being dismissed to being similar to a flag at half mast.